More Posts About: Digestive Diseases

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IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a chronic condition that affects a person’s digestive system. There are no known causes of IBS, but there are some theories that doctors have prescribed to in order to help with an IBS diagnosis and treatment for the condition. Some possible theories are that the condition either stems from […]
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The top 5 digestive diseases are: IBS: IBS, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, is a gastrointestinal disorder that is technically a grouping of symptoms put together. It is diagnosed when an individual experiences symptoms such as abdominal pain, constipation, gas, bloating, and/or diarrhea that is recurring, often several times per month. Studies estimate [...]
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This is part one of a three-part series on the bacteria known as H. pylori, the most common bacterium responsible for causing stomach ulcers. Helicobacter pylori, better known as H. pylori, is a bacteria found in the stomach and is known to cause ailments like ulcers, chronic gastritis, and lymphoma. The bacteria’s ability to adhere […]
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March is ‘Colon Cancer Awareness’ month. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women and men combined, second only to lung cancer.  We thought it was fitting to describe the current guidelines for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and surveillance.  Screening refers to a routine screening test in an asymptomatic [...]
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Patients with hepatic iron overload who undergo orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) have a worse 1-year survival than those who undergo transplantation for other indications; the long-term outcome in this population is unknown. The purpose of this study is to report long-term follow-up after OLT in a cohort of patients with hepatic iron overload. [...]
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Diabetes mellitus is a disorder of glucose metabolism that affects 12 million people in the United States. 48 Diabetes primarily affects the liver and biliary system through its metabolic effects. Patients with either type I or type II diabetes of sufficient duration, including patients with secondary etiologies of diabetes such as chronic pancreatitis [...]